Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Legislature passes water-conservation standards to fight drought, climate change

September 6, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following statement after the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1157, his statewide plan for more efficient water-conservation standards.

 

“As California faces its driest stretch in 1,200 years, our water policy must match and support efforts to conserve,” Hertzberg said. “If we don’t act now, we will only be making the ultimate price we pay that much higher. We must keep faucets flowing for all Californians.”

 

Senator Josh Becker

The State Legislature Passes a Dozen Climate, Equity and Social Justice Bills by Senator Josh Becker

September 3, 2022

MENLO PARK – Bold plans to speed clean energy action, waive fees for more San Mateo County community college students, and create a regional pharmacy using surplus meds to fill free prescriptions for the indigent are among the bills by Senator Josh Becker now heading to Governor Newsom for review.
The Legislature passed 12 bills by the Peninsula Democrat in the final days of the state’s 2021-2022 legislative session, which adjourned early Thursday.

Senator John Laird

Statement by State Sen. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) on SB 864 (Dodd)

September 2, 2022

This has been a very difficult and agonizing few weeks – considering the proposed extension of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which is located in my district. I have long-time friends on both sides of this issue, and at a virtual town hall meeting on the subject almost three weeks ago, nearly seven hundred people attended – many of whom were constituents – and there was a strong and passionate divide on the administration’s proposal.
Here is the history of Diablo Canyon:
It was first proposed in the 1960’s;

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd and Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Secure $6 Million for Yolo County Projects

September 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that he and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, secured an additional $6 million in the California state budget for Yolo County projects addressing local priorities in the areas of childcare, parks, wildlife preservation and underserved farmers.

“Yolo County is making a number of key improvements that will benefit the community,” Sen. Dodd said. “From bolstering childcare to upgrading our parks, these are all worthy projects.  As always, I am glad to secure this funding to help advance local priorities.”

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s Gold Medal Interchange Bill Approved by Legislature

September 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature has approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to designate the Interstate 80-780 interchange in Vallejo as the Congressional Gold Medal Interchange in recognition of the region’s large concentration of veterans and other great Americans who have made significant contributions to the nation in war and peace.

Senator Henry Stern

Senate Bill 1446 Advances, as Legislature Urges Governor to Require Guaranteed Housing and Treatment for Care Courts

September 2, 2022

Sacramento, CA - On the final day of session, immediately following the passage of the
Governor’s Care Courts bill, the Legislature sent S enate B ill 1446 to the Governor’s desk,
offering a solution to the objections of disability rights and homelessness advocates that the Care
Courts proposal does not guarantee treatment or housing and will be offered to individuals with
severe behavioral health disorders.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern’s Statement on Senate Bill 260: The Climate Corporate Accountability Act

September 2, 2022

Sacramento, CA - It is deeply troubling that Senate Bill 260 failed to make the Governor’s desk. SB
260 would have required American companies with more than one billion dollars of annual revenue that
operate in California to disclose specified emissions data.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern’s Statement on Assembly Bill 2133 The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit

September 2, 2022

Sacramento, CA - It was very disappointing that the clock struck midnight on September 1, 2022 and
Assembly Bill 2133 failed to garner 41 votes in the Assembly to head to the Governor’s desk for an
automatic signature as the Legislature tried to implement the Governor’s broad environmental vision. AB
2133 would have increased our current Greenhouse Gas ( reduction target from 40% to 55% by
2030, ensuring emissions are reduced to at least 55% below the 1990 level by no later tha n December 31,
2030.

Senator Toni Atkins

ICYMI: Statements from Senate Leader Atkins on Legislative Actions, Accomplishments

September 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued statements in recent days regarding many important issues facing California, as well as legislation she authored that recently passed the Legislature. For more information about Pro Tem Atkins and her work for Senate District 39 and all of California, click here.

Senator Anna M. Caballero

SB 905: Carbon Capture Removal, Utilization, and Storage Program Heads to Governor for Signature

September 1, 2022

Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) announced today the passage of SB 905, legislation jointly authored with Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that is focused on carbon capture removal, utilization, and storage. The bill is part of the Legislature’s Climate Package, which tackled a myriad of goals aimed at targeting climate change, including accelerated greenhouse gas reduction goal setting and codifying carbon neutrality goals.